From FutureNet Asia: Many in the Telco Industry See that AI and Open Standards are Needed to Tackle Complexity of Cloud Native Networks of the 5G Era

M. Rogers

Summary Bullets:

• As operators modernize networks towards the goal of cloud native architectures, the multi-domain, cloud-oriented nature breeds complexity, which is the leading challenge today.

• To tackle this complexity, operators, vendors and a new breed of network platform vendor are turning to AI tools for orchestration management and assurance as well as APIs and open standards.

FutureNet Asia, a leading conference bringing the telecoms industry together to discuss strategic and commercial priorities was held this October in Singapore. The event saw leading players from the operator side including Bharti Airtel, Indosat Hutchinson Ooredoo, and Telenor Asia, the infrastructure side such as Juniper, Dell, and Intel, heavy representation from network enablement vendors such as Amdocs, BluePlanet, and Rakuten Symphony, and newer players with a focus on cloud-native and AI enabled networks like B-YOND and Robin.IO, come together to discuss the future of operator networks and how AI will play a role in delivering services in the 5G era. Operators like IOH shared their journey towards automated cloud native networks, including the challenges still ahead, while vendors like VMware and B-YOND discussed how they are assisting their operator partners in dealing with the complexity of these new architectures with automation, including the use of AI tools. Below is a discussion of some of the key challenges raised and how the industry is addressing them. Continue reading “From FutureNet Asia: Many in the Telco Industry See that AI and Open Standards are Needed to Tackle Complexity of Cloud Native Networks of the 5G Era”